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Poster: He Live's Date: Jan 21, 2009 7:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What about 1976?

what about it? they ripped that year. they could still pull off an honest deep space playin in the band, help>slip was hot to trot, and DANCIN in the streets found the boys really learning how to groove with the two drummers.

a lot has been said :

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=188473

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=176025

there are bunches more, i just can't find em all right now -- and i like most of the shows i have heard from this year. JUNE AND OCTOBER were smokin, hot stuff -- good WHARF RATS too! they did work with a limited book of tunes though. the amount of songs was cut way down in favor of more "robust" arrangements. you might get 6 or 7 8-10 minute tunes instead of 11 or 12 6 minute songs. so, just like listening to any given year "too much" BURNOUT is probable if you over-do it -- i suggest you listen to an acoustic set from 80, a little dawg music, a 60s death don't have no mercy and then ease back with a 74 show to cleanse the palate.

oh there's just heaps a good in 76, try out this jam from colt park 8/2/76, Playin>Wharf Rat>Jam>GDTRFB>Playin.... oops no SBD of that one, sorry man. 9/24 has a big playin at the end of set 1 and help>slip buried in the middle of the second.... but alas, only AUD is around. CLIFF... you're hard to shop for!

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OH, and if you wanna talk setlists, how bout this second set? 09/27/76
War Memorial Auditorium - Rochester, NY

Set 2:
Might As Well
Samson And Delilah
Help On The Way>
Slipknot!>
Drums>
The Other One>
Wharf Rat>
Slipknot!>
Franklin's Tower
Around And Around

and they didn't let up one bit and came back with a stellar show the next night too:

09/28/76
Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium - Syracuse, NY
Set 1:
Cold Rain And Snow
Big River>
Bertha
Cassidy
Tennessee Jed
New Minglewood Blues
Candyman
It's All Over Now
Friend Of The Devil
Let It Grow>
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad

Set 2:
Playin' In The Band>
The Wheel>
Samson And Delilah>
Comes A Time>
Drums>
Eyes Of The World>
Dancin' In The Streets>
Playin' In The Band

very filling!

This post was modified by He Live's on 2009-01-22 03:05:41

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